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One of the most popular vegan and vegetarian spots in the heart of the city, The Lighthouse Tearoom will not only charm you with its cute interiors but also their sumptuous fare. During mornings, drop in for fine tea, coffee, decadent cakes and home baked scones. Opened in 2012, their lunch and dinner menu might be small and varying, but they offer a delicious array of vegan and veggie dishes that will make want to come back for more.
Goya's is one of the nicest places to sit in Galway, and they offer some of the best baked goods. This airy cafe is located in the lovely medieval quarter of the city, and the scent of freshly baked cakes fills the air when you enter. A wide range of cakes, pastries and other treats abound, served with teas or fine freshly ground coffee. This cafe is also completely non-smoking, a rare thing in Ireland.
Opened in 2010, Cupan Tae is one of the best tearooms in town. With more than 30 varieties of herbal loose leaf teas, you will be spoilt for choice. This lovely spot is a fabulous place to indulge in afternoon tea where you can gorge decadent desserts and delicious savories. Their menu is seasonal and changes weekly, but you can be sure of delightful goodness every time you visit Cupan Tae.
The Bierhaus Pub is one of the newest pubs of the city, just born in 2005. A typical Irish pub, replete with hardwood furniture, wood paneled floors, dim-lighting and packed with a lively crowd, this place is ideal for a round or two of drinks with your friends after a busy working day. It is mostly renowned for its wide selection of different beers from all over the World that is the largest of Galway. Here you will be able to taste local specialties, drink a different beer each time and listen to good live music or party with the best DJs.
This little cafe specializes in healthy yet yummy lunchtime food, featuring tasty, generous sandwiches and salads. The emphasis is on focaccia rather than a fry-up, but you can indulge yourself with the homemade desserts offered. The decor is somewhat baroque, with the exception of the huge black and white photograph of an Italian train station. Anton Cafe fills up quickly for lunch. So sneak in early to be sure of getting a table.